Category Archives: Christian Living

Blogs and articles about living a Christ-led life!

Science Proves Tithing is GOOD for You

Science Proves Giving is Good for You

We all know that God loves a cheerful giver, but did you know that apart from heavenly rewards, there are health rewards to being generous? We wanted to bring to you this guest post by John Cortines and Gregory Baumer, authors of our new God and Money book to shed some light on the added Continue Reading

6 Hopeful Promises to Remember in Depression

When life doesn’t seem worth living, when there doesn’t seem any truth or joy or even answers in the world, the spiritual connection of faith provides a source of truth, joy, and answers outside of you. This spiritual reservoir can spring up and replenish parched souls. When you are in the midst of depression, you Continue Reading

7 Verses Christians Should Think About Before They Vote

During the past couple weeks, we saw the RNC and the DNC go by and a lot of decisions and opinions have been cast. Whether or not you like our current commander-in-chief, something he said at the DNC was convicting to our entire country: “Don’t boo. Vote.” Recent voter turnout has been 60% during presidential Continue Reading

9 Warning Signs of Spiritual Abuse in Church

Spiritual abuse is no new idea. There are some very subtle ways that abuse can hide in the Church, and we want to help you spot them! Go through the list and think about what you may notice around you, at your church, workplace, or community. This doesn’t mean that you’re in a cult or Continue Reading

Help! My Church is a Pokemon Go Gym or Pokestop

Last week a popular new app was released and it’s probably affecting your church. Countless churches and communities have been trying to figure out how to respond to visitors/players of the new Pokemon Go app. What do I do if my church is Pokemon Go Gym or a Pokestop? A new app isn’t normally something Continue Reading

How to Respond to False Teachings

Not too long ago we had a question in response to our post 3 Tips for Leading a Successful Bible Study. We thought we’d blog about it and share the question and our response here!: I’m wondering what you suggest when Bible study leaders teach things that are clearly against what Scripture teaches? The article Continue Reading

5 Verses on Fighting Depression

Depression and the Whole-Person Treatment There are five keys to overcoming depression that when integrated together provide a pathway to successful, long-term recovery. How do I know? I am privileged to watch this recovery take place in the lives of people all the time. The five keys to overcoming depression are based on my whole-person Continue Reading

Six Steps to Reducing Stress (with Verses!)

What is Stress? If you feel stressed out, you are not alone. According to a recent report by the American Psychological Association (APA), “75 percent of Americans report experiencing at least one symptom of stress in the past month.” In 2014, the number of adults in the United States, per the US Census Bureau, was Continue Reading

5 Tips for Defeating Anxiety (with Verses!)

What is Anxiety? Anxiety is defined as “painful or apprehensive uneasiness of the mind usually over an impending or anticipated ill; fearful concern or interest; … an abnormal or overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physiological signs (as sweating, tension, and increased pulse), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the Continue Reading

Understanding the 11 Dangers of Technology to Kids

Free Tips For Parenting The Smartphone Generation eChart: Understanding the 11 Dangers of Technology Share this printable eChart with your friends, family, church leaders, and small group members FOR FREE! Technology has made learning easier than ever before. But, it also has spurred concerns: Behavioral problems. Online predators. Adult content. The list doesn’t end there, Continue Reading